Today the Dragon Wins

"Today the Dragon Wins" offers information from Fantasy Author and Professional Editor Sandy Lender. You'll also find dragons, wizards, sorcerers, and other fantasy elements necessary for a fabulous story, if you know where to look...

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Sandy Lender is the editor of an international trade publication and the author of the fantasy novels Choices Meant for Gods and Choices Meant for Kings, available from ArcheBooks Publishing, and the series-supporting chapbook, What Choices We Made.

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Friday, February 16, 2007

Word of the Day
Friday, February 16, 2007
Smolder (intransitive verb) – This word is rife with possibilities. It means to exist in a suppressed state or to manifest repressed hate or repressed anger. Can you feel it? But wait…there’s more. It also means to burn with no flame. So imagine this: burning, smoking, repressed hate or anger just feeding inwardly on itself. That’s smoldering. (from Middle English, of course)

Word in a Sentence: In my novel Choices Meant for Gods, Godric Taiman smoldered for twenty-eight years over the actions he viewed as injustices against his person, waiting for the moment he and his accomplice would strike and prophecy would attain his vengeance for him.

Your turn! With a word as laced with intrigue as this one, you’ve got to have some fabulous sentences churning in your brains!

“Some days, you just want the dragon to win.”

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Blogger Jeni said...

There are a few people I know who tend to irritate me somewhat - just enough that my anger does a slow burn, smoulders beneath the surface, just waiting for the right spark to come by and ignite it into a blazing inferno of rage.

9:28 AM  
Blogger Sandy Lender said...

Fantastic use! I can feel the inferno of rage. He he he. But leave out the "u" when you spell it or people will assume you're British. (Unless you want people to assume you're British, which is cool, too.)

This week, I am trying not to smolder over another set of lies and deception someone near me has flung out for me to deal with. Rar. It's easier to ignore such mundane CRAP when fancy little egrets are eating stuff out of the back yard! Now, that's a good day! Although I can't figure out what they're finding to eat after last night's freeze...shouldn't all the bugs be dead? :)

Sandy L.
"Some days, you just want the dragon to win."

12:00 PM  

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